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Congratulations to the 2019 Douglas Heath Award winners!

 

Photo: Blanche Battersby (left), Ron Rubadeau (right)

Congratulations to Blanche Battersby and Ron Rubadeau the winners of the Douglas Heath Award for 2019!

Douglas Austin Heath was a long time volunteer with CORK. His involvement included being on the Board of Directors and Executive, administration of Opening and Closing Ceremonies, long term developments and much more. In his honour, the Douglas A. Heath Award is presented annually –when appropriate- at CORK. In deciding upon a recipient, the Award selection committee considers a volunteer’s involvement, level of commitment, type of contribution and length of involvement. It is intended that the involvement be of a quality comparable to that of Douglas A. Heath.  Douglas Heath was the epitome of an outstanding volunteer. Each year, as appropriate we honour his memory and one of our many outstanding volunteers by awarding the Douglas Heath Award.

Blanche is as much a part of the CORK experience as the sailing itself. An organization could not have a more valued and valuable volunteer than Blanche Battersby, her energy, positive “can do” attitude and compassion is an inspiration to us all. Congratulations Blanche!

Ron’s 20 years of service as a conscientious race officer and a significant contributor to the evolution of the whole CORK organization is highly valued by all who have worked alongside him.  Congratulations Ron!

Thank you Blanche and Ron for your immense contributions to CORK– This honour is so very well deserved!

CORK hosts annual events in August and September. The 2020 schedule is posted online.

 

 

 

For more information

CORK website: www.cork.org

CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322

Email: info@cork.org

Address: Portsmouth Olympic Harbour 53 Yonge Street, Kingston Ontario

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CORKSailKingston

Twitter: www.twitter.com/corkkingston

Instagram: www.instagram.com/corkkingston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORK Office Closure

Dear Friends

The CORK office is now closed. If you have any questions, please get in touch by email as we are all continuing to work remotely.

Our wish is for everyone to stay safe, practice social distancing and follow the guidelines and recommendations of your local government.

The CORK Board

Helly Hansen Sailor of the Month – Tim Irwin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations Tim!

The CORK Team

 

If you’ve been to CORK, you’ve probably seen Tim Irwin. Whether he was organizing volunteers, managing gear, helping at the launch ramp, out on the water, or just walking through the boat park, he has always been an instrumental part of events in Kingston.

Tim has been a key piece in the success of CORK – Sail Kingston over the years, helping thousands of sailors from all across the country, and around the world, discover a love for sailing and challenging themselves in Kingston’s famous thermal winds. The passion and commitment that Tim has brought to Sailing in Kingston are second to none, Kim Garrett comments;

“Tim has always worked to bring world-class events to CORK including 45 World Championships to date. His continuous efforts to create great training opportunities for athletes, coaches and volunteers, are admirable and he really is an inspiration to us all!”

Tim remains an active CORK board member and a member of the CORK Planning group.

His love for the sport of sailing shines through in every sailor’s mind, CORK just wouldn’t feel right without him there.

Congratulations to the Helly Hansen Sailor of the Month – Tim Irwin

Sail Canada’s Sailor of the Month award acknowledges sailing achievements by Canadians involved or associated with the sport in all its forms. Sail Canada encourages the submission of noteworthy Canadian sailing activities here

COVID-19 Update

Dear friends,

Please know that the safety and well-being of our participants, volunteers, staff, visitors and community at large is always our top priority. As we prepare the 2020 season, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation with Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), provincial and municipal health authorities and Sail Canada to follow and implement measures dictated by them.

At present we are continuing to plan for the scheduled events .  Our team will continue to review the latest information from PHAC, provincial and city agencies, as well as Sail Canada and thank you for your understanding and support during this difficult time.

CORK Board of Directors

Sail Canada President’s Award winner Tim Irwin!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations Tim Irwin!

It is with great pleasure that all of us at CORK congratulate Tim Irwin on being awarded the Sail Canada President’s Award!  This was presented at the Sail Canada Rolex Sailor of the Year Awards this past Friday, March 6, 2020 at The Carlu, in Toronto, Ontario

This award was given to Tim to recognize his many years of volunteer support to sailing in Canada.

Bravo Zulu, Tim!

 

CORK hosts annual events in August and September. The 2020 schedule is posted online.

 

 

 

For more information

CORK website: www.cork.org

CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322

Email: info@cork.org

Address: Portsmouth Olympic Harbour 53 Yonge Street, Kingston Ontario

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CORKSailKingston

Twitter: www.twitter.com/corkkingston

Instagram: www.instagram.com/corkkingston